Research 360

Read the latest blog posts on ACA's strategic focus in research.

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camper on water tube
July 19, 2021

This Research 360 blog post discusses ACA's new, easy-to-use, free survey tool that helps measure the outcomes of camp programs.

July 12, 2021

To continue with our blog series spotlighting the work our Community of Practice has been doing, I’m sharing what our Assessment Development Working Group worked on over the winter. As a reminder, we created three distinct working groups focused... Read More

campers riding horses
June 21, 2021

Part three of this Research 360 blog series discusses how to structure summer camp staff training so it can transfer to camp work.

kid swimming
June 7, 2021

Part two of this Research 360 blog series covers what competencies summer staff should learn during training and how training effectiveness is influenced by characteristics of camp staff.

camper showing someone photo
May 18, 2021

This blog post is the first in a three-part series breaking down a new summer camp staff training resource.

May 4, 2021

With spring officially sprung and summer just around the corner, it’s hard to believe another camp season is nearly upon us! In an effort to try and gain some insight into enrollment and staffing trends for the upcoming summer, we recently sent... Read More

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March 22, 2021

Young people are longing for urgent and effective solutions to the environmental crisis. What better place to model and mentor sustainable solutions than camp, where thousands of children around the world experience the world in new ways every... Read More

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February 23, 2021

We share some of the big takeaways from each research session during the ACA National Conference earlier this month.